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    The New Favorites of Fall: Firing Things Up with Kindred Outdoors + Surrounds

    As humans, we are social creatures who are meant to be together among the elements, and perhaps no season emphasizes these bonds better than Fall. As the sweet spot between summer heat and winter chill, the Autumn months inspire us to get outside and enjoy cooler temperatures under a canopy of color-shifting leaves during the day before warming our spaces (and spirits) with a bit of evening firelight.

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    As the newest member of our family of brands, Kindred Outdoors + Surrounds is the perfect complement to this season of elemental transformation. Drawing upon the primal touches of fire and stone, Kindred represents a little bit of nature and a little bit of nurture with a variety of handcrafted products designed to draw people together for community, conversation and comfort.

    For a just-right fit of seasonal sophistication to enhance any space inside the home or out, here’s a first look at some of the new favorites of Fall:

    A Focal Point for the Fireplace

    The devil may be in the details when it comes to planning, but once you’ve customized your space it’s actually the details that bring about a sense of delight. And nothing imbues an interior space with a warm ambiance quite like a fireplace. From calm and cozy moments to grandiose gatherings, an exquisite fireplace can enrich a variety of homebound experiences.

    Aside from the fire itself, a well-appointed fireplace can serve as a focal point for seasonal creativity as well, particularly throughout the Autumn months and into the Winter holidays. As an always-in-season decorative canvas, Kindred Outdoors + Surrounds offers an array of gorgeous fireplace surrounds, hearths and mantel shelves in four unique colors and two handcrafted finishes.

    Even if you’re running behind on transforming your space for the coming months, these incredibly easy-to-install products are a DIYers dream.

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    A Signature Piece to Light the Night

    While the bitter cold of Winter still months away, the time has never been better to consider an exterior upgrade to help you light up the night. From movie viewing under the stars to intimate conversations around a roaring fire, outdoor living is all about establishing and reinforcing the ties that bind, both with one another and with the natural world.

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    Fortunately, Kindred Outdoors + Surrounds also offers a variety of outdoor fireplaces, fire pits and captivating, sculpture-inspired fire bowls to help you reimagine your backyard into a true outdoor oasis with ease and simplicity. Made of strong, glass-reinforced concrete and hand-sanded through a four-step finishing process, these products bring a heightened level of design and elegance to any outdoor space.


    An Alfresco Dining Delight

    Few of our everyday experiences can compare to the feeling one gets while sharing a meal under a sunlit sky by day or a ceiling of stars at night. This is why outdoor kitchens have evolved so dramatically in the past several years. From ample countertops and high-end appliances to temperature controlled beer dispensers and wood-burning pizza ovens, there are an immense number of trend-forward options to consider when designing your outdoor kitchen space.

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    As a pre-designed solution that is install-ready in days instead of weeks, Kindred Outdoors + Surrounds offers Signature Kitchens in an assortment of size and style configurations that ship complete with all necessary cabinets, bolts and end-caps. Signature Kitchens can be finished with any of our stone or brick profiles, as well as the appliances and countertop materials of your choice.

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    In light of this year’s considerable challenges, we are excited to announce Kindred Outdoors + Surrounds to the world as the latest in a long line of offerings that are designed to add some flair to each day. When it comes to inspiring change, our hope is that these premium indoor and outdoor products spark something wonderful and new…both for you and for all those who share your favorite spaces.

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    Sarah Lograsso

    Sarah Lograsso is the Director of Marketing for Boral North America’s stone division of brands (Cultured Stone, Eldorado Stone, Kindred Outdoors + Surrounds, Versetta Stone, Dutch Quality, StoneCraft and ProStone), where she manages all of the brands’ marketing, advertising and promotional projects and objectives. She is well versed in manufactured stone and brick veneer, masonry techniques, biophilic design, fireplace surrounds, outdoor living, fire bowls, color and texture, and up-to-date industry and market trends.

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